We often get the question “Can I place foods in mesh bags in therapy?”. We actually don’t recommend using mesh bags in therapy. Why? Mesh bags interfere with the tactile processing of the food. The food that you eat does not have mesh around it all of the time. Remember that our goal in therapy is to teach the skill of eating as close to typical development as possible. If you want a child to learn about food at the mouth level (so they can process both the taste and the texture) but they are not ready to chew and swallow the food yet, Hard Munchables would be a great food to work on in therapy. The child can hold onto that food with their hand and explore the taste and texture without the need for a mesh bag.
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